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Lenya Wilks stirs controversy with 'Baby Come to Me' Featured

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    Reggae recording star Lenya Wilks is generating a lot of debate among reggae fans because of the saucy lyrics in her hit song, “Baby Come to Me’. Some people believe that she has made the quintessential lover’s rock ‘matey song’.   “Yea, it is kind of like a matey song,” the gorgeous songstress said, laughing.  
“It is the case of a man who I can see is not happy where he is, and I am telling him that I am available. There is a shortage of good men, but too often, you see a lot of attractive men out there but they already have a woman, and you think I could do a better job than her,” she said.
Asked if the song was semi-autobiographical, she laughed and then responded coyly:
“It could be…every woman out there might have had a one experience like that, well, almost every woman.”
The song itself has stirred up a heated debate on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
“People like it, the females love it, the men love it, when I perform it, the fans ask me to do it again; once a woman got up and shouted, ‘ah so me get my husband!’ and everybody started laughing. The reaction of people on Facebook and youtube has been great too. One man messaged me on Facebook to say it is his ‘favourite song and he would come to me anyday’,” she said.
Riding this controversy, the single soared to #1 on the Jamaica Music Countdown reggae singles charts recently. The song, which was written and produced by her manager Sam Berley, was released on the ZX5 label. The single is also starting to pick up interest on FM radio overseas, as it was recently added to the playlists of a couple of stations in Florida, and New York stateside, and in France and Germany in Europe.  The video has generated over 32,000 spins on youtube so far. 
The single, Baby Come to Me, was also included in several internationally released compilations such as the successful Balooba 'Still Deh Deh' compilation in Italy. She was one the featured artistes on the cover of that mix CD.
“I am getting calls from all over, but I definitely need more love from the radio though, lover’s rock doesn’t quite get the attention of dancehall, but I am grateful,” she said.
A top five finisher in the 2007 edition of the competition, Lenya Wilks has carved out a reputation as a powerful and soulful singer. Since parting ways with Beres Hammond’s Harmony House label, Wilks has concentrated her efforts on penning songs for her Lenya-loving legion of fans.
The Ewarton, St Catherine-based singer also earned major props for her follow-up single ‘Yeah Man Jamaica’ which was produced by Dean Fraser. It was recorded in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence.
“I did this track to contribute to the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. It’s a song that highlights the diversity of this great nation and our achievements. I hope it will help to inspire our people to continue to build on those achievements,” Wilks said.
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